Twyla has been a professional artist for over 20 years. Her work is in over 65 corporate collections and has shown in galleries and museums internationally including the National Museum of Art; Osaka, Japan. Twyla creates in several styles and mediums- painting, monotypes, photography, digital, and includes large- scale original canvasses over 12 feet in length for corporate, hospitality, and healthcare projects. She graduated from the University of Iowa, B.A., and received a grant from the Enrico Donati Foundation in NYC, NY.
Her art studies began with classical portrait and figurative painting and gradually turned to abstract. This led her to create large-scale abstract paintings. Wanting to re-examine her work and explore different directions to enhance creativity, she began the study of Sumi-e, Chinese brush painting, and Chinese calligraphy. She also studied Printmaking for five years with a master Printmaking Studio. Creating across many mediums has always kept her art innovative and the creativity flowing. The artist describes her art:
"My art is both planned and intuitively created. I combine both the analytical and direct creative flow – often switching back and forth. Each medium dictates the process. I love to experiment with spontaneous brush stroke, line, and color and I am inspired by the Abstract Expressionist artists and Sumi-E Masters. I feel that my life experiences and my expansion as an artist are woven through me like DNA. It is who I am. It’s always my intent that what I put on canvas and paper tells a story or evokes a feeling that touches everyone’s being, bringing a higher level of inspiration and joy into their lives. By sharing my personal vision and emotion in painting, I hope to draw viewers closer to their own inner worlds." www.TwylaArt.com
University of Iowa, BA; Iowa City, Iowa USA
'Art Fair on the Water' 2016- 2020 Selected to exhibit in this unique art fair that transports art collectors via waterways. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Featured in "Thought-provokers Series' of Voyage Miami Magazine http://voyagemia.com/interview/meet-twyla-gettert/
Selected for two international travelling shows at the National Museum of Art; Osaka, Japan. Participating artists from USA, Taiwan, and Japan.
2021 The Frank Gallery- Solo space - 'Bits and Pieces' Exhibition. Pembroke Pines, FL
Florida International University- FIU Green Library Gallery Invitational 2018 -'Reference Cited'- exhibition. Miami, FL
2020 "Mobi-lize" Exhibit, The Box Gallery; West Palm Beach, FL
2019 St. Thomas University, Favalora Museum, Invitational Group Show; Miami, FL
2018 Da Fonseca Contemporanea; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; "The Nature of Art" Two-person show
2016 - 2020 Art Fort Lauderdale: Juried "Art Fair on the Water"
2016 Red Dot Show - Art Basel Fair Week; Miami, FL